EDIT: Ignore this article – BA has now fixed the problem.
Yesterday I published an update on BA’s roll-out of ‘zero taxes’ Avios redemptions on short-haul.
At present this has only been rolled out to Zone 3 routes which traditionally require 10,000 Avios each-way in Euro Traveller and 20,000 Avios each way in Club Europe.
According to Stuart in the HFP comments yesterday, it is not currently possible to redeem a Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher on any of these routes. The IT changes required to offer ‘zero taxes’ Avios redemptions have had the side effect of stopping the BA computers being able to use the vouchers. This means that you currently cannot use the vouchers to upgrade to Club Europe on routes such as Malta, Greece, southern Italy, Morocco etc.
This HFP article tells you all you need to know about upgrading British Airways flights with Avios.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)